Talking with Families About Concerns
This module prepares early childhood professionals to use a family centered approach when talking with families about developmental concerns, consider how to prepare for these conversations, and identify potential resources and strategies to assist with sharing developmental concerns related to ASD utilizing a combination of video, research articles, and online resources.
Designed for Early Intervention professionals, this module is part of a broader series that offers information and resources on critical elements promoting the earlier identification of autism. Learners are encouraged to complete the Indicators for ASD and Tools to Assist with Early ID module before starting this training in the series.
- Summarize strategies and best practices for talking to families about concerns
- Describe the importance of preparing for difficult conversations
- Identify resources and strategies to assist conversations
Jessica E. A. Foster, MD, MPH, FAAP, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and Maggie Gons, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
This module is eligible for two (2) unit hours in the areas of EI developmental specialist/supervisor and EI service coordinator/supervisor as approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).